- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 422 KB
- Print Length: 208 pages
- Publisher: Oxford eBooks; 3 edition (22 July 2012)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B008O58JNS
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 43 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #23,335 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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It just goes to show how her life was - she was beaten when her periods started!
Samina was born in Britain and only wanted to live as British girls did, wear make-up, have a boyfriend etc. She meets Tariq who is very understanding, but they end up going their separate ways.
It was even suggested that Samina and her sister take out an injunction against the family members who were a threat to them.
I've read quite a few books about Muslim culture and it's still distressing.
The book is well written and engaging throughout.
Unfortunately this book is a very poor relation to the previous mentioned books, very poorly written, with no cohesion or flow, and as a result it is very difficult to get into and root for the writer and her sister.
Though I have nothing but respect for a woman who has clearly escaped a forced marriage and violent family the story does feel one sided and without a clear end point, in fact the book ends on a particularly low note. After taking us through the first 16 years of her life in detail the end feels rushed and incomplete.
It is for these reasons not a book I can recommend nor will re read and do not feel it should be a paid for book at all. 1/5, I feel bad saying I hate it but I really, really didn't enjoy it and only finished it out of hope it would get better. It didn't.
TAKE YOUR LIFE IN YOUR HANDS, DONT LET THE OTHERS TO DECIDE INSTEAD OF YOU !!!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Brilliant read, I felt really sorry for the twins they were lovely girls and did not deserve to be treated that way. It's so sad the way family's treat girls today. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Ms L. Smith
Loved this book felt sorry for the girls for being bought up into such a horrid world where they were beaten and frowned uponPublished 3 months ago by book
Sorry, I only got through 50%. I didn't find it very well written either.Published 8 months ago by Toni Smith
Excellent read! Being a true story, gave a good insight to a different culture.Published 10 months ago by marie swain